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Gbhunter77
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There are so many of these out there,what is a good vanishing/appearing candle? Is there a specific brand that is better than others?

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Bill Hegbli
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Only purchase a Fantasio Candle, he has stopped making these, and so the only supply is what dealers have in stock.

http://www.fantasio.com/canes-candles.html

Hurry, supplies are very limited.
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Hey Paul, the fŕntasio is the best, I had one in the late 70s, you can have it if I can find it. It might have been lost in the moves over the years but I'll have a look.
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Thanks George but, I do not want to take your things Smile. What will you have to enjoy?
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G.B.: Nazdrowie!

George wouldn't offer it to you, unless he wanted to share it.

If he can find it, just say 'THANKS'! (I've forgotten how to spell "thanks" in Pollsh!)

Now, here's a tip for using the candle" Find one of the little rubber "bulbs" that come with a medicine dropper. When you set the candle (i.e.load it with fuel)place the little bulb over the wick, until the "last minute" The lighter fuel is VOLATILE, and evaporates quickly. The little bulb will help retard the evaporation.
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Dick is right the fuel does evaporate fast.
I used to use a thumb tip and it worked just fine. Years ago they made candle caps for this purpose and I bought a few of them.

I used to have 4 candles and a color change candle in my act. Hmmm maybe I should dig them out and put one or two back in.

Fantasio candles are the only candle you should ever buy. They are the best.

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Thank you so much.
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Well I bought it and now regret it. The instructions are not clear I have no idea how the &€&^% vanishes. What a waste of money. The sales person told me to skype him so he can show me the trick and then refuses to answer the phone. I wanted to by a cane from him too but forget that! Terrible service, he tells me he sold 3 mill of these and I'm the first with the problem. Well soooorrry Iguess I'm not as smart as those 3 million people. $*^=&^^& this whole thing to hell. I HAVE HAD IT WITH THIS EVERYTHING.
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Bill Hegbli
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That wasn't a sales person, if you went to the site I gave. That was the famous Fantasio himself. This kind of magic is not self working, you have to work with it to get the feel of the operation.

I have always had great service and communication with Fantasio. I am sure he did not refuse to answer the phone, he was probably busy. That is his home you were calling, he does not have a store. He is the manufacturer of the products.
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Well its being returned. I cant get it to work so I will buy the chepo version and go with that.
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On Jun 29, 2015, Gbhunter77 wrote:
Well I bought it and now regret it. The instructions are not clear I have no idea how the &€&^% vanishes. What a waste of money.


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On Jun 29, 2015, Gbhunter77 wrote:
Well its being returned. I cant get it to work so I will buy the chepo version and go with that.


If you can't figure out how to operate the Fantasio candle, why do you think the "cheapo" version will work better for you than an authentic Fantasio candle ? I'm not sure exactly what the problem was for you getting it to work , but there are multiple examples of magicians performing this effect on YouTube ... it's not that hard to figure out how it should operate. (it's possible that the person who sold it to you sold you a "cheapo" version re-packaged inside an old Fantasio candle box instead of an actual Fantasio product ... OR the Fantasio candle was defective in some way, which is rare , but I suppose could happen . If you had purchased it directly from Fantasio he would have exchanged it for you. But there's really not much that can go wrong with it . Mechanically it's pretty simple. )

Here's the man himself, Fantasio , performing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUwaI5VdI1o

Lance Burton really knew how to make this effect look great : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v67T7jzHx1s

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That's who I bought it from.it came in a bag zip lock. But it was from fatasio, I talked to him on the phone.
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That's who I bought it from.


Well, he always used to guarantee his products , so if it's defective he'll send you a replacement .

So , if you didn't already send it back, did the video clips I posted help ? With the candle in hand , watching those videos of Fantasio and Lance Burton , does it become clear how it would work ? I don't want to get in to specifics here on the public forum , but if you're still having trouble with it I'm sure people here (including me) would help you out via PMs . Keep working with it . You'll get the hang of it. (unless the one you got truly was defective in some way so it's not doing what it's supposed to do ).
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The gimmic is hidden from view in the vids. The manual talks about a spring and things ijust don't see. Im just not smart enough I gues.
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There is no gimmick to hide, the candle is what it is.

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The gimmic is hidden from view in the vids. The manual talks about a spring and things I just don't see. Im just not smart enough I gues.


Well, yes, of course it's hidden from view. Those are performance videos, not tutorials teaching the secret , but I posted the links to those vids to show you what it should look like.

I really don't know what you mean by "a spring and things". Did you purchase the Vanishing Candle or the Appearing/Vanishing Candle ?
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In that case Im a moron.
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There is some sort of lock to hold the candle up right. Then as the instructions call it a spring release that causes the candle to fold back down. I just cant get it to work. Help!
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Bill Hegbli
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No there is no lock for the candle, are you referring to the "ring reducer" that is to be inserted into a regular candle holder. To keep the cost down, Fantasio no longer supplies a candle holder with the candle, but includes a ring, that will fit standard candle holders.

Go to a store and buy a candle holder, insert the ring into the holder. Most candle holders are tapered, and thus will not hold he Fantasio Candle tightly enough. Insert the ring in the candle receptacle, it will fit snuggly. If not, take some plastic 3M tape and put a few turns around the ring. This will snug the ring into the holder. the ring is never removed, unless you want to use a different candle holder.
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Please return the candles. You are not ready for them. Buy the cheap ones. Play around with them. Find out what you want to do with them. If you find a use for them, only then you may want to upgrade back to Fantasio candles again; assuming there are any left. Because by then you would appreciate the quality of a Fantasio Candle. I own 8 plus an appearing cane and 2 vanishing canes. I also own a few cheap, non- Fantasio candles which are terrible. I also own his book, My Canes and Candles, plus I have his 3-DVD set from his Magic Castle lectures. I have even Skyped with him. He is a wonderful man. Michael P. Lair also has a DVD with unique ideas using Fantasio candles. So please return the candles. There are only so many left in the world.
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